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Heading for Heaven (1947)

Passed | | Comedy | 6 December 1947 (USA)
Stuart Erwin plays a small-town real estate agent who owns much property which, for several generations, has failed to sell even while the town has grown. It becomes know, except to Erwin, ... See full summary »

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Stuart Erwin plays a small-town real estate agent who owns much property which, for several generations, has failed to sell even while the town has grown. It becomes know, except to Erwin, that the property is being considered for the new airport and the owner will make a small fortune. He is swarmed upon by an unscrupulous swami (Russ Vincent)and his equally-crooked business partner, and Erwin is soon convinced that he hasn't long to live. With his life a mess, he leaves home and family. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Rumbo al cielo  »

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For Goodness Sake!
2 May 2011 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Small town real estate agent Stuart Erwin (as Henry Elkins) has been holding on to a large piece of property, which has been in his family for generations. He wants to fulfill his forefathers' dream of developing a residential "Elkins Eastern Acres", but the upscale town has expanded west. Excited to finally receive an offer on the land, Mr. Erwin refuses when he learns the burgeoning city wants to make his land their dump. When outsiders consider the land for an airport, swindlers move in on Erwin's' assets. Complicating matters, Erwin confuses his doctor's clean bill of health with a patient who only has four months to live...

This is pure situation comedy, and well-suited for Stuart Erwin.

Based on a play, "For the Sake of the Family" (1929) by Charles Webb and Daniel Brown, the low budget "PRC" studio and director Lewis D. Collins stick keep it smooth and simple. There are only a couple of attempts to stretch the ordinary - the opening sequence and a "jet propelled" car driven by young Ralph Hodges (as Danny). Both work very well. The appealing cast could have returned for movie sequel fun, with long-suffering maid Irene Ryan (later Granny on "The Beverly Hillbillies") and free-loading brother-in-law George O'Hanlon (later George Jetson on "The Jetsons") being the most obvious stand-outs.

****** Heading for Heaven (12/6/47) Lewis D. Collins ~ Stuart Erwin, Glenda Farrell, Irene Ryan, George O'Hanlon


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